Citroen is immersed in the preparations for the update of the C5 Aircross, its representative vehicle in the mid-size SUV segment. This is all we know of the model that is being developed.
The range of the French manufacturer Citroën is preparing to welcome over the next few months the update of the C5 Aircross , its representative vehicle in the segment of mid-size SUVs . There is still no specific date for its commercial launch, although the renewed model is initially scheduled for spring 2022 .
The latest spy images of the Citroën C5 Aircross 2022 testify that the update of this SUV in the final phase of the tuning. Despite the numerous “camouflage garments” present in the pre-series vehicles that are rolling on various European roads, some aesthetic change can be guessed.
In this way, in its exterior design, the most notable changes in the renewal of this model should be located in the front area, with a slightly modified grill, new-looking headlights and new bumpers. In the rear area, new light clusters are also expected and in the side view of the bodywork some other changes are also expected, which would basically focus on the possible new appearance that the Airbumps could have (the famous anti-shock protection pieces that have both this model and the C3 and C3 Aircross).
Little change is expected on the interior of this refreshed midsize SUV , although it could probably receive new trim colors and new trim and door trim materials. It would also be possible that the cabin could incorporate a 10-inch digital touch screen (for the multimedia information, navigation, entertainment and connectivity system), very similar to the one that received the update of the Peugeot 3008 at the end of 2020 , the “cousin-brother” of the C5 Aircross within the Stellantis Group (its “other cousin-brother” is the Opel Grandland ).
Another of the peculiar characteristics of this model – its three individual rear seats – would remain in this next renovation, as well as its peculiar Advanced Comfort suspension system , whose schematic operation is largely based on new shock absorbers with hydraulic stops at both ends. , which have the effect of a shock absorber within another, allowing a very effective filtering of irregularities -both the softest and the most pronounced and appreciable-. The end result, according to the French brand, is great comfort and pothole comfort at all times.
In the mechanical chapter , no major modifications are expected in this regard, although small adjustments in the internal functioning of the engines together with another series of technological solutions could result in a slight improvement in terms of consumption and polluting emissions. In this way, under the hood the update of the French SUV could offer a gasoline engine 1.2 PureTech 130 hp and a diesel 1.5 BlueHDI 130 hp somewhat more efficient. On the other hand, the top of the range should continue to offer the Hybrid plug-in hybrid version with 225 hp of combined maximum power.